What is the project about?
Facilitated by Educational Technology in conjunction with Staff Development, #xpointzero aims to promote conversation around technology use in teaching and learning and provide a communal space in which to continue discussion and share practice.
The community takes the form of an online space, which utilises Staffspace and Google Communities (part of Google Apps for Education) and a physical space which swaps between campuses each month.
Why are we undertaking it?
Falmouth University staff work within a range of contexts across two campuses and increasingly within the digital environment. We need to be able to support and promote our uniqueness and transcend barriers of physical space and distance through making accessible spaces for conversation, collaboration and horizon scanning to happen.
Mark Williams – Learning Technologist
Debbie Waters – Staff and Organisational Development Manager
Clare Manser – Staff Development Officer
What will the project achieve?
The monthly seminars/workshops allow the ET team to present and encourage awareness of sector trends pertinent to technology use in education. Each event explores a different method of presenting information; making use of lecture streaming, video resources, speed geeks and a variety of tools that staff might make use of. These resources will be made available under a Creative Commons license.
The initial project is planned for 12 months and aimed towards our academic and research community, however there is potential for expansion into supporting our professional services and wider teaching community in Cornwall.
When is the project taking place?
May 2014 – May 2015
Where can I find out more?